Nahnidatta or Lahnidatta was a great scholar of astrology
from Mithila. He flourished in early 14th century. His only work
Nahnidatta-panchvimshatika became very famous in all over Northern India as its
many manuscripts found in Rajasthan, Gujarat, U.P. and other places. This book
containing 25 verses deals with the auspicious dates and Muhurtas (time)
for various Hindu ceremonies like Upanayan, Vivaha (marriage ceremony) &etc.
Its commentary by M.M. Ruchipati (15th century) of Khauala-family
from Mithila is being published here for the first time from its manuscript by
Bhavanath Jha. Ebook generated by the present editor on May 9, 2014.